Memories of Oakdale Sanatorium

Kathy Fait, Libraian at the State Hygienic Laboratory at the University of Iowa will be speaking on Memories of Oakdale Sannatarium: Iowa’s Tuberculosis Hospital.

Thursday, September 22, 2011,  5:30-6:30,  Room 2032 at the University of Iowa Main Library.

The year was 1906.  Iowa appropriated $50,000 for a State Sanatorium for the treatment of tuberculosis.  Kathy Fait will share information about life at Oakdale Sanatorium and the treatments for tuberculosis before the advent of antibiotics.  These included a healthy diet, strong in milk and eggs, fresh air which meant freezing in winter and roasting in the summer, and more invasive methods like collapsing lungs.